Matahiwi ‘Holly’ Wairarapa Pinot Noir 2014

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 28-Jan-2016
Even ruby-red colour with slight garnet hues, lighter on the rim. This has an elegantly concentrated nose of dark red berry and plum fruit entwined with dark herbs, nutty oak with nuances of resin, building in intensity with aeration, unveiling liquorice and spice layers. Medium-full bodied, deep and softly concentrated flavours of dark red berry and plum fruit are harmoniously melded with layers of spice and liquorice, and nuances of dark herbs and nutty oak. The fruit fills the palate and is supported by fine, grainy-textured tannins and integrated acidity. This has plenty of presence and mouthfeel. The wine carries to a long and sustained, dry-textured finish with black fruit and liquorice notes. This is a softly concentrated Pinot Noir with deep, integrated flavours of dark red and black fruits, liquorice and spices, on a fine, grainy structure. Serve with coq au vin and casseroles over the next 5-6+ years. A blend of clones including 114, 115, Abel and 10/5, given a cold soak and fermented with approx. 15% whole clusters to 14.0% alc., the wine spending up to 21 days on skins post ferment, the wine aged 13 months in 40% new French oak barrels. 18.0+/20 Jan 2016 RRP $34.99

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